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Boss level hybrid worker – home admins, please apply

Hybrid work is widespread, and people are returning to the office on a more regular basis. This has made managing devices more complicated because for many the line between home devices and office devices has blurred. Unfortunately, most people lean toward efficiency more often than security.

With a return to the office, IT admins may have questions for employees and, in some cases, a host of software updates to perform, new software to install and, likely, new security-related policies to decree. In a hybrid work setup, some devices may remain in the office, while others will commute back and forth. This makes limiting use to a particular network complex, not to mention finding the extra time staying on top of security.

These challenges are only compounded by the growing threat of cybercrime: the ESET Threat Report T1 2021 found a rise in threats targeting employees working remotely. As employees blend remote work with office hours, these threats won’t go away anytime soon. In fact, with more time spent traveling and in public places, hybrid work could leave us even more vulnerable to potential risks as devices are being used outside of their intended environments.

Therefore, ensuring that the migration of both personal and work devices between home and office networks is secure may require enhanced tools and practices. This is why ESET has launched a new version of its consumer offering, including ESET Smart Security® Premium, which boasts a host of new features and improved protection for home users. The foremost among these is LiveGuard, which provides an additional proactive layer of protection against new and unknown threats cropping up in the landscape.

LiveGuard employs technology originally built for businesses to safeguard their diverse networks from both known and never-before-seen types of threats. Specifically, this is accomplished through a cloud sandbox that pulls suspicious files – whether those downloaded by web browsers or by email services like Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird, or extracted from archives, or found on USB drives plugged into devices – to a secure cloud platform for analysis.  

LiveGuard, and its cloud sandbox, lowers the risk of you being the employee that brings malware to work.

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